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Aug 24, 2013 6:43 PM by Greg Smith

Tejay van Garderen maintains USA Pro lead

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan recovered from intestinal problems to race to his third stage victory in the USA Pro Challenge, and American Tejay van Garderen kept the overall lead Saturday with one day left in the seven-stage event.

Sagan, riding for Cannondale, completed the 115.2-mile leg from Loveland to Fort Collins in 4 hours, 1 minute, 33 seconds. He won the first and third stages, then had intestinal problems in the fourth stage.

Van Garderen, the BMC rider from Bozeman, Mont., maintained his 1:30 advantage over teammate Mathias Frank of Switzerland with a main-pack finish.

American Tom Danielson of Garmin-Sharp remained third overall, 1:42 back.

Slovakia's Luka Mezgec of Argos-Shimano of Slovakia finished second in the stage, a bike-length behind.

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